Search

 

Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Laf and Isf Candidates For

VZCZCXYZ0005
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7819 2361431
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241414Z AUG 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 1204

UNCLAS STATE 087819

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: APER ASEC NAS LE
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR LAF AND ISF CANDIDATES FOR
USG-SPONSORED TRAINING

REF: A. BEIRUT 626
B. BEIRUT 628
C. BEIRUT 640
D. BEIRUT 710
E. BEIRUT 721
F. BEIRUT 759
G. BEIRUT 814
H. BEIRUT 815
I. BEIRUT 816
J. BEIRUT 852
K. BEIRUT 877


1. (U) In response to referenced Leahy vetting requests, the
Department has reviewed its files and finds it possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights at
this time by the members and units of the Lebanese Internal
Security Forces and Lebanese Armed Forces personnel listed
reftel. If at any time the Embassy becomes aware of any
information regarding incidents which could be deemed to be
credible information of a gross violation of human rights by
these individuals or units, the Embassy should so inform the
Department.
CLINTON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Tigray: Eritrean Refugees ‘scared And Struggling To Eat’ Amid Aid Obstacles
For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday...
More>>

UN News: Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres... More>>


Tonga Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction
At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage... More>>

Ethiopia: UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa... More>>


Tigray: Agencies Suspend Aid As ‘Scores’ Are Killed Due To Airstrikes
Recent airstrikes on camps for internally displaced persons and refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, have reportedly killed scores of civilians, including children, and left many more injured... More>>


UN News: For 25th Year In A Row, Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC